Program Features

The master’s in Urban Sustainability is a unique low-residency program that balances intensive in-person residencies with interactive and collaborative online learning, in order to provide a rigorous and flexible graduate program to busy working adults.

The program is grounded in a scholar-practitioner model that emphasizes putting theory into practice.  This is accomplished through a full year of fieldwork and an individualized Capstone Project that is a culmination of student learning and capacity.

Both the fieldwork and Capstone Project are connected to courses that provide peer and faculty feedback as well as planning and project management. Students are assigned mentors who provide academic guidance and advice and also choose their own capstone advisors.

Capstone advisors may be members of the Antioch University faculty or external professionals who possess significant expertise in a student’s chosen area of study.


In addition to the master’s degree in Urban Sustainability, AULA also offers a one-year professional certificate option.